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01-07-2020

Government forces, including some affiliated with Iran, have taken positions in civilian houses in the Yarmouk Basin area, preventing some residents from returning to their villages years after Islamic State-aligned fighters were defeated. The area is in the western countryside of the Daraa governorate and is of strategic importance because it is located along the Israeli border.

03-06-2020

The Syrian president has named five new governors, including four in strategically sensitive regions.

11-05-2020

The rise of Rami Makhlouf as Syria’s most prominent businessman coincided with the ascent to power of Bashar Al-Assad in 2000. Given his long history of influence within the ruling elite, Mr Makhlouf’s recent side-lining raises many questions about the potential implications of his fall from grace.

29-04-2020

An Israeli company is moving forward with the construction of a large wind farm in the Golan Heights, one of many investment projects exploiting the natural resources of this piece of Syrian territory occupied since 1967.

11-03-2020

The full transcript of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russia 24 TV Channel on March 05, 2020

13-11-2019

The Syrian government has announced that it is generating money from property it owns in Lebanon and is seeking to retake possession of land it has owned in Jordan and Saudi Arabia since the time of the Ottoman Empire.

13-11-2019

The full transcript of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russian TV network, RT.

06-11-2019

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Syrian state TV on October 31, 2019.

16-10-2019

This factsheet originally aimed at providing an overview of the economic situation in North-East Syria under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). The events of the past few days, however, have changed facts on the ground before we could complete our work on this article.

04-09-2019

Geir O. Pedersen
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria
BRIEFING TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL
29 August 2019